Birdwatching in the African savanna is easy and very rewarding. The open habitat means the birds are easy to see compared to the closed habitat of rainforest. The diversity of the birds here is high, and repeated trips will reward the visitor with new species.
Pternistis natalensis, 'Natal Spurfowl/Francolin' (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa).
Turtur chalcospilos, 'Green/Emerald-spotted Wood Dove' (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa).
Tauraco porphyreolophus, 'Purple-crested Turaco', (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa).
Burhinus vermiculatus, 'Water Thick-knee'
Ciconis episcopus, 'Woolly-necked Stork' (Enjojo Lodge, Uganda).
Long-crested Eagle (Bigodi, Uganda)
Hornbills are an old world tropical group, found in Africa and Asia, and extending to the Solomon Islands in the east. They are large birds with huge bills, the ecological and morphological equivalent to the new world tropical Toucans.
'Crowned Hornbill' (Enjojo Lodge, Uganda)
Yellow-billed Barbet (Bigodi, Uganda)
Lybius bidentatus, Double-toothed Barbet (Isunga Lodge, Uganda).
Campethera abingoni 'Golden-tailed Woodpecker', (Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, South Africa).